The Japanese Spitz is a small- to medium-sized, all-white breed that is active, affectionate, and clean. Since they were created to be personal companions, dogs of this breed are attentive, fun-loving, and highly sociable. They are also healthy, with very few genetic issues, and they have a fairly long lifespan. The following info will teach you all about your Japanese Spitz!
Japanese Spitz information regarding intelligence: this breed is pretty bright, and will normally learn tricks and commands fairly easily. Owners will need to provide consistent training (beginning when the dog is a puppy if possible) to ensure that stubborn and willful behavior patterns don't set in. If owners teach their dogs to obey as puppies, these Spitzes should be intelligent, obedient dogs once they mature.
True to its breeding, the Japanese Spitz makes a fantastic companion. These dogs normally develop complex, almost human relationships with their owners; interestingly, many Japanese Spitzes "play favorites" with human family members, and often pay the most attention to one human of their own choice. If properly trained in obedience, these dogs often assume the role of "family cheerleader," and will display affection to those who most need it.
While not overly strong, dogs of this breed are plenty lively, and will spend a lot of time scampering around the house or yard with curiosity. They also enjoy the physical (and mental) stimulation of a long daily walk.